Advertisement

Added optimum - Porsche Boxster S

  • Porsche Boxster S - 0
  • Porsche Boxster S - 1
  • Porsche Boxster S - 2
  • Porsche Boxster S - 3
  • Porsche Boxster S - 4
  • Porsche Boxster S - 5
  • Porsche Boxster S - 6
  • Porsche Boxster S - 7
  • Print

provided by

Source

The Porsche Boxster has received a useful power boost...

Mid-engined Porsches used to shine in the Targa Florio, so in a burst of retro fever Porsche revealed its updated Boxster in Sicily. In a slight re-write of history and metallicisation of paint, some examples even sported a Gulf-like colour scheme while a fresh-faced Porsche designer explained how the Boxster's now 12-year-old curves aped those of a 550 Spyder.Up to a point, anyway. More to the point is that the Boxster has the same new engines as the Cayman, albeit with 10bhp less and, sadly, a quieter exhaust. The faux-Gulf car pictured here, a 3.4-litre, 310bhp Boxster S with direct injection, had optional racing seats (more comfortable than the standard items) and optional seven-speed PDK transmission, whose up-down steering-wheel buttons continue to confuse. And don't fall for the economy claims; it's all down to the interstellar gearing in seventh.This latest Boxster is a predictably feelgood drive, with a creamy power delivery, ample pace (0-62mph in 5.2 seconds) and a delicious balance. The structure feels solid roof-down, the wind roar is considerable roof-up. And at £40,388 for the S it's still cheaper than a Cayman, although the closed car pleases the purist more.

COMMENTS

Find Articles

Please select a field.

To

 GO
 

Advertisement

 

Magazines

Magazines

Put your passion into gear

From Customs, Chevys, Fords to the Classics, these magazines provide the latest cutting edge information to fuel your passion.

MODEL INFORMATION

Required Information

 GO